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What are some considerations for caring for my sensitive skin, especially my face?

Answer by:
Norman Levine, MD

Dermatologist, WebMD Medical Expert
Society of Investigative Dermatology

Cleansing: Dermatologists say that people’s sensitive skin responds differently to different cleansing methods. But most agree that deodorant soap or highly fragranced soap contains strong detergents and should not be used on the face. Soap-free cleansers such as mild cleansing bars and sensitive-skin bars, along with most liquid facial cleansers, have a lower pH than soaps. They have less potential for facial skin irritation, along with cleansing creams and disposable facial washcloths.

Moisturizing: These products help your skin retain moisture so it resists drying and abrasion.

Cosmetics: Seek out specific information on cosmetics to make the right choices.